ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tuna Blue Salad Recipe

Updated on April 5, 2013

Vote for the Tuna Blue Salad!

5 stars from 5 ratings of Tuna Blue Salad

Your Nugget of Nutritional Info for this post:

Blueberries are good as "hill" for you! Loaded with anthocyanin, a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory that helps prevent arteries from constricting by keeping them pliable & juiced with nitric oxide. High in fiber, and high in vitamins K & C (but not the sunshine band) and manganese, too, blueberries help create & sustain a sound immune system & heart health.

The Results!

Source

All the Ingredients

Recipe in Rebus

chop chop those green onions
chop chop those green onions | Source
chop ends off spears, blanch and pat dry
chop ends off spears, blanch and pat dry
get your layer on...
get your layer on...
and on...
and on...

Mise en Place

Prep time: 25 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 2-4 entree-size salads

Ingredients

  • 1 head red leaf lettuce, rinsed & dried
  • 1 head romaine hearts, rinsed & dried
  • 1 bunch green scallions, diced
  • 8 oz blueberries, if organic, good to go
  • 2-4 oz raw pine nuts
  • 8 oz Gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 1 big can albacore tuna, in H₂O, drained. Albacore, not plain tuna, is essential to the finished taste.
  • 1 bunch asparagus, blanched, chilled & chopped
  • 1-2 red bell pepper(s), julienne cut
  • TIP: You can sub fresh tuna steaks to good effect, but this increases cost & prep time. If you have the time & cash, though---go for it!

How to do it:

  1. Chop lettuces into bite size pieces & toss together.
  2. Dice green onions & separate white dice from green. I usually only use the green parts, but a little of the white can be nice, too!
  3. Remove tough stems from asparagus with knife or by snapping off ends. The latter method is probably better, but hard to photograph one-handed! Blanch, dry & set aside.
  4. The trick to this salad is assembly! (and that's all) You want to put the lighter, rounder things--like blueberries & diced green onions--on the bottom, and the heavier items like tuna, Gorgonzola crumbles, asparagus spears, etc.--on top! Easy-peasy. Just refer to the handy Rebus in the side-bar if in doubt! ;)
  5. Your base is a mix of red-leaf lettuce & romaine base, diced green onions & blueberries.
  6. Topped with julienned red bell & chopped asparagus spears.
  7. Finished with tuna, Gorgonzola crumbles & pine nuts. Poppy Seed is a great dressing choice with this, and maybe a slice of...Garlic, Cheesy Toast!

Grab a fork!

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      Vespawoolf ,this salad came about organically one day--just added some odds and ends--and was so amazed at how the berries made the salad pop! Something about a sweet in the midst of savory...I am sure golden berries will do nicely, and wish we had some of those over here! :)

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh my goodness, I can't resist both delicious and healthy meals. We don't have blueberries in this part of Peru, but I will substitute golden berries which are very nice in a salad. I can't wait to try this! Thanks!

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      You're right :). I thought there were actually some health benefits to chocolate though? I think I might have read something about that. But, regardless, chocolate is good anyway.

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      Thank you, Ceres. Yep, I think just one nugget's enough--what are we, going to school?--since the rest of the stuff we all pretty much KNOW is good for us. (except if you add chocolate, of course ;)

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      Another great and tasty-looking recipe with lots of good images and easy-to-follow instructions. Great hub. :) And I like how you have some nutritional info at the top before you start with the recipe.

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      ahhh. Almost always stylishly late around 9. Veddy European...:) This salas is yummy , Victor, and easy and quick and fairly inexpensive. All the bells & whistles!

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      You're excited? I'm excited!!! I hope you adore it!! I threw it together last summer for the first time, and just heart it to pieces. And yes do, get as fast and loose as you want with the ingredients. I sometimes add avocado, too.

      Living on the edge or what! ;)

      Don't skip the Gorgonzola crumbles, if you can. The cheese's creamy strong bite gratifies the umami taste sense , and just pulls all that blueberry into contrasting play. Trader Joe's always sells it at a very reasonable price, and they have a great texture, too. They sell it by the wedge...prolly crumbles, too, but I buy the wedge an' make my own!

      You're in your Salad Days, now, Kathryn! Whoop! Whoop! K

    • victorclaude profile image

      Victor Claude 

      5 years ago from America

      This sounds yummy~!!~

      When's dinner?

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I bought blueberries and pine nuts today, and we got nearly a dozen cans of tuna. I don't have all of the ingredients for this recipe, so I will have to alter it a little... although if it is nice out tomorrow, maybe I'll pop into the local grocery store real quick... Next time I will make sure I have all of the ingredients. I'm going to make it tomorrow, and I am excited!

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      5 years ago from California

      Hi Kathryn,

      It is a winner-winner taste combo. I use the pine nuts (rather than a nut-nut) because the family I cook for has nut allergies, and I have found it's a great way to bring that crunch & fatty appeal of a nut without tipping the scales.

      Thank you for saying! It really made my day!! (albacore rules!!) :)

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This looks fantastic! It is different than any recipe I have seen, and I look forward to trying it. I am curious at how the tastes of tuna, pine nuts and blueberries mix.

      I buy Albacore tuna all of the time. My boyfriend won't even buy the cheap cans of tuna.

      Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)